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Company Profile

Maccaferri Company

Who: Global Engineers

For nearly 140 years, Maccaferri has provided innovative solutions to the construction industry and built environment. Renowned as the world leader in gabion retaining structures, Maccaferri has diversified significantly over the past 20 years and now offers engineered solutions from reinforced soil structures, road stabilization and natural hazard mitigation to hydraulic works and landfill construction. From worldwide headquarters in Bologna, Italy, Officine Maccaferri is a privately held company with revenues of nearly €0.5 billion, over 30 plants worldwide, more than 70 subsidiaries, local operations in 100 countries and employs almost 3000 people.

Enduring History

Officine Maccaferri History


Maccaferri in the USA

Originally incorporated in 1957, “River & Sea Gabions (New York) Inc.” served as the United States based distributor of Maccaferri products until 1960 when Officine Maccaferri took over the trading company. They renamed the company “Maccaferri Gabions of America Inc.” and opened operations on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. In 1972, Maccaferri opened our manufacturing facility in Williamsport, where a separate company was established known as “Maccaferri Gabions Manufacturing Co. Inc.” The trading company remained in Manhattan, where it changed its name to “Maccaferri Gabions Inc.” and served as the headquarters of both businesses. By the end of the 1980’s, the Manhattan operations relocated to Williamsport where the manufacturing and trading company were merged into one. Maccaferri Inc. still manufactures its Double-Twist Wire Mesh products in Williamsport. In early 2017, Maccaferri relocated its Sales, Marketing, and Technical staff to Rockville, Maryland. Our new office affords us the opportunity to better serve our clients and their markets. By providing a quality work environment, we can attract and retain talented employees, allowing us to deliver support to our clients and their projects across the country.

What: from Design to Development

Maccaferri does not just offer simple collaboration, but a real partnership which goes beyond merely supplying products. Maccaferri is a partner that works alongside its customers from the very start. It is a reliable partner not only because of its extensive portfolio of top quality products but also because of a constant and intense activity of Research & Development. In addition to offering versatile solutions that can be adapted to local situations, Maccaferri makes its technical know-how available to create a virtual circle in which each factor (products, experience, and innovative practice) is improved by each activity. Maccaferri tackles every project with the aim of identifying, dealing with, and resolving each need of the customer; the results of this attitude produces benefits which can be appreciated over time.

How: Excellent Sustainability

Maccaferri researches, designs and develops solutions for the construction, erosion protection, and soil stabilization sectors in over 100 countries across the world. The organizational structure has been designed to be global and local at the same time. It is made up of subsidiary companies which make Maccaferri’s products, designs, and solutions known throughout the world. This ensures greater flexibility, a widespread presence and a better awareness of continued market development. Maccaferri’s parent company is located in Italy with subsidiaries in North America, South America, France, Great Britain, Russia, China, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, India, and Spain. The company is active in six continents, with 60 operating companies worldwide.

Executive Profiles


Aaron Smith lin-sm

Regional President – North America
Joined Maccaferri Group in 2019
Bachelor’s degree: University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Business Management)


Mike Slater lin-sm

Director of Marketing
North America
Joined Maccaferri Group in 2012
B.B.A. in Marketing
Davenport University


Desy Majo lin-sm

Chief Financial Officer
North America

Joined Maccaferri Group in 2013
Masters in Finance and Controlling
IFAF Business School

Mike Koutsourais, P.E. lin-sm

Regional BDM Rockfall
Joined the Maccaferri Group in 2017
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Georgia Tech


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